Third ChinaSingapore Forum on social governance
BEIJING—The third ChinaSingapore Forum on Social Governance was held in Singapore on Wednesday.
Member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee and head of the Commission for Political and Legal Affairs of the CPC Central Committee Meng Jianzhu and Singapore’s Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for National Security Teo Chee Hean co-chaired the forum and delivered keynote speeches.
Meng said that diversity is the driving force behind the progress of civilizations and a major hallmark of social progress. Rich diversity brings both opportunities and challenges.
In such a context, how to maximize the benefits while minimizing the damage and improve social governance under diversified conditions is a challenge facing all countries in the world, he said, adding though China and Singapore have different national conditions, the two countries have many com- monalities in social governance and broad prospects for exchanges and cooperation in this area.
Meng noted that the Chinese government pays special attention to social governance under diversified conditions.
“We have made active efforts for systematic, lawbased, integrated, and source-based governance and developed a modern way of social governance that keeps with China’s reality and the changing times and meets people’s aspirations.
We have thus maintained both public security and order as well as kept social vitality,” said Meng.
Meng also shared his observations on improving social governance under diverse conditions. It’s important to be open and inclusive, as well as provide broad space for innovation in social governance, he said.
Meanwhile, he said it’s crucial to cooperate, exchange and share to make sure social governance is systematic, integrated and coordinated.—Xinhua rescued from the enormous piles of mud unleashed at around 5 p.m. Tuesday, according to military spokesman Brig. Jayanath Jayaweera.
Villagers recalled hearing and seeing the torrents of muddy water, tree branches and debris crashing down around their homes.
“I heard a huge sound like a plane crash- with their hands, sticks and shovels to search for survivors in the farming villages of Siripura, Pallebage and Elagipitya in Kegalle District, about 72 kilometers (45 miles) north of Colombo, Jayaweera said. Heavy fog and continuing rain, along with electricity outages and the instability of the ground.—Agencies